Cities at the Turn of the 20th Century

WALT WHITMAN

“I Hear America Singing”


UPTON SINCLAIR

The Jungle

Excerpt from The Jungle

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Sinclair’s purpose was avowedly political: He wasn’t trying to write a novel of subtle psychological sophistication. He wanted to expose the physical realities and moral evils behind industrial capitalism to inspire his readers to reform the system through political action. ~ Bill Savage

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CARL SANDBURG

“Chicago”

“I Am the People, the Mob”

“Buffalo Dusk”

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“The complete publication led Sandburg to become an authority on Lincoln. He built a reputation traveling across the nation lecturing to colleges and universities on the Lincoln that he knew so well. In 1959, Sandburg was asked to speak to a joint session of Congress on the 150th anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln, making him one of the very few private citizens to ever hold such an honor. ” — WHO ELSE TRAVELED ACROSS THE NATION, SPEAKING AND LECTURING ON LINCOLN FOR MANY YEARS AFTER LINCOLN’S DEATH? 


WEB DUBOIS

“The Song of the Smoke”

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PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR

“Sympathy” and “We Wear the Mask”

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EMMA LAZARUS

“The New Colossus”

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